To release it, cause she thinks she'll die
Dependent on it, for it she'll lie
It's only a ten minute high...
Eyes witnessed a father beat on a mother
Witnessed a system take away her only brother
No one ever said they loved her
She used to try to rise and make the pain subside
But now she buys a ten minute high,
And just for a little while, she's Queen of All the Sky
If a hit is bad, another one she can buy
Everybody tells her to stop, and she would try
But nobody gave her a good reason why...
Time has taken its toll, she looks too old
For seventeen, the girl is much too bold
Her heart is cold when it used to be of gold
The future had no chance to unfold
She uses her body to get her way
Is she ashamed of the game she plays?
Her best defense is to block out all the pain...
But first, she buys a ten minute high
And just for a little while, she's floating through the sky
What's she gonna do when she no longer can fly?
Is she gonna land on her feet or come down to die?
Or is she gonna just break down and cry?
When she comes down, it all becomes too clear
She knows that someday she must face her fears
But she's lost touch with reality and over the years
She's forgotten how it feels to be real...
It's early morning, quiet is the street
She lays in silence, cold cement beneath her feet
She's passed away and today's her eighteenth birthday
And all she's left me to say
Is she's just had her last ten minute high...
Did she contemplate that it would take away her life?
She probably knew, but there was no reason to fight
There is not a breath on her lips, not even a sigh
If only she had known wrong from right...